16. Paragymnopteris K. H. Shing, Indian Fern J. 10: 227. 1994.
金毛裸蕨属 jin mao luo jue shu
Authors: Zhang Gangmin & Tom A. Ranker
Plants usually epilithic, xeric. Rhizomes erect or decumbent, short, dictyostelic, scaly and villous; scales tan, linear or subulate, margins entire. Fronds monomorphic, clustered; stipe chestnut-brown, lustrous, terete, densely villous distally; lamina oblong-lanceolate, 1- or 2-pinnate, papery or leathery, soft, densely tan (gray when old), fine sericeous throughout (especially abaxially), or with pellucid, lanceolate, entire, and imbricately arranged scales abaxially. Ultimate pinnules or segments ovate, oblong, or oblong-lanceolate, base rounded or cordate, margins entire, apex obtuse or rounded. Veins free, pinnately branched and divergent distally, or occasionally connected near frond margin. Indusia absent. Sori linear, following entire course or distal portion of veins, covered with hairs or scales, somewhat revealed when mature. Spores globose-tetrahedral, perispore cristate. x = 30.
About five species: Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Russia, Thailand; Europe; five species (two endemic) in China.